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(Season 1-2 Promotional Artwork) September 23, 2006 - present

Shaabiat Al Cartoon (Arabic: شعبية الكرتون) is an Emirati animated comedy series that revolves around social and cultural values in Emirati society. It was broadcast on television for the first time in 2006 during Ramadan on the channel Sama Dubai. The show was directed by Amer Kokh from 2006 to 2010, then Haidar Mohammed began directing in 2011.

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September 23, 2006 - present

Storyline

Shaabiat Al Cartoon originally began as a mobile phone animation service in 2004 and quickly turned into one of the Persian Gulf region’s funniest animations in 2006 during the month of Ramadan. It discusses various social issues series based on a group of Middle Eastern families and individuals living in Dubai, their lives and traditions in a very humorous and engaging way.

Shaabia "شعبية" in Emirati Arabic refers to a rural neighborhood, just like the setting of the show. Based on a group of Middle Eastern families and individuals living in Dubai, the series portrays their lives and traditions in a humorous and engaging way. With 24 unique characters (the most popular being Shambeeh "شامبيه", Affari "عفاري", Atooga "عتوقة" and Bu Mhayer "بو مهير" Real Name: Medhat "مدحت") from local and Middle Eastern origin, each with their own unique accent and habits, the animated series has attracted an increasingly loyal fan following across the Middle East. Conceived by Haidar Mohammed, the series has been a great revenue spinner over 5 years. It also gained international recognition and generated high levels of interest among other markets in Arab states of the Persian Gulf, keen on enjoying the Middle Eastern and Emirati culture while gaining a better understanding of the same.

The English language version (with English subtitles) is already underway, catering to a larger global audience. Officially by its production company Fanar Production, established in 2008 (Qanawat from 2006 to 2010), and sponsored by Etisalat, Shaabiat Al Cartoon is a wonderful showcase of social lives and cultural values.

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